(Closed) Who makes more money? You or your SO/FI/Spouse?

posted 6 years ago in Relationships
  • poll: Who makes more money?
    I do!! (I am a female) : (123 votes)
    41 %
    I do!! (I am a male) : (0 votes)
    My SO/FI/Spouse does! (male partner) : (139 votes)
    47 %
    My SO/FI/Spouse does! (female partner) : (3 votes)
    1 %
    We make the same!!! Yeah for equality :) : (25 votes)
    8 %
    Neither of us make money.... :( : (7 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
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    3120 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @bmo88:  I don’t think any person “should” be the breadwinner.  The breadwinner is who it turns out to be.  I’m a teacher so I don’t anticpate every being the breadwinner.  It’s Darling Husband in our house.

    Post # 4
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    1720 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    My Fiance makes 3 times what I make. Different degrees pay differently. My Bachelor’s degree in social work is ALWAYS going to be less than his Bachelors in engineering.

    Post # 5
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    11747 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I do now sine Fiance just got laid off but typically he makes 2-3x what I do.

    Post # 6
    Member
    2440 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I make about 5 times as much as my husband at the moment.  Once he gets a contract I’ll still make more but maybe only 1 1/2 to 2 times as much.  Since we both work in education our pay increases with the years worked, no real pay raises or anything else and we both have the highest degree and units they give credit for, so I’ll always make more (unless he decides to become a principal) since I’ve already been working for 6 years when he’ll be on year 1. 

    Post # 8
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    1134 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I used to make more, however my job was very stressful and ruining my life so my amazing fiance and figured out that we could survive if i took a pay cut so i got a new job and now we make the same amount of money.

    In my opinion it doenst matter who makes mroe money as long as everyone is happy about the arrangement. and all bills get paid!

    Post # 9
    Member
    4605 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    FH does seeing as he’s the only one working right now. My job hunt hasn’t been going very well. 

    Post # 10
    Member
    2559 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Right now, my husband makes more as I am on stipend for graduate school. After postdoc, I have the possibility of being primary breadwinner, but his job can also be lucrative, so we’ll see how the salaries play out. It’s not a competition to us but I will be interested in the science vs. business compensation in a few years. We are young, so just getting full swing in our careers.

    Post # 11
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    1762 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    My SO makes a little bit more then me but not significantly 

    Post # 12
    Member
    2440 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    @bmo88:  I’m a school psych, my husband is an english teacher.  He’s in a long term substitute position right now but the teacher just retired so we’re hoping he’ll get hired into the position, he’s so sick of subbing and wants a class of his own.

    Post # 13
    Member
    691 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    As a teacher, I make a little more than my Darling Husband.  However, my school district pays extremely well.  

    Post # 14
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    10453 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I make about 5k more in salary than my fiancé, and I also get more benefits and vacation days. My bonus is also 20% annual salary versus his 10%. I think last year on our T4’s this worked out to be making about 20k more! He keeps saying he will quit soon and let me take care of him haha. 

    Post # 15
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    2465 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    when I was working a “real” job, I made slightly more than him (like ~5k). now though my grad school stipend is less than half his salary.

    Post # 16
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    4062 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I’m a teacher too. Everyone makes more than me 🙂

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